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    The BitLoom Blog

    Pillows 101

    Pillows 101

    Ever wonder how to style your bed to look as inviting and alluring as those you see in magazines?  Pillows pull the whole look together.  How you display them is totally up to you, and often, personality comes into play.

    Minimalists prefer to keep pillows simple and stacked vertically.  Traditionalists like me prefer pillow arrangements to be linear and orderly, leaning the rows against the headboard.  Romantics and maximalists like a bed full of pillows of all shapes and sizes. 

    Here are the basics of pillow placements by bed size.  You may add or subtract according to your preference.

    Euroshams, which cover Europillows, are traditional backrow foundation pillows, and are great for leaning against when you’re reading in bed.  They measure 26" square.

    King pillows measure 20″ x 36.” These extra-long pillows fit inside king pillowcases, and work best in pairs across king beds.

    Standard size pillows (AKA your common bed pillow) measure 20″ x 26.” A twin bed fits one standard, a full or queen fits two across, and a king fits three.

    Accent, or decorative pillows, come in many shapes and sizes ranging from square (10", 16", 18") or rectangular (14"x18").  They can also be circular or odd shaped and are the perfect finishing touch on the bed.

    What pattern(s) to choose to cover your pillows?  I'm a big fan of layering designs and using several coordinating patterns.  Mix a solid Euro with a patterned sham and an eye-catching accent pillow for a pulled together look.

    Our bedding collections all offer Euro shams, king and standard shams, and a variety of accent pillows.  Unless noted otherwise, shams are sold unfilled (we find our customers have their favorite pillows to choose from!).  Accent pillows may be filled or unfilled, so please read our product descriptions carefully.

    How do you like your pillows?

    Happy decorating!

    -Jen

     

    Your Home for the Holidays!

    Your Home for the Holidays!

    It's the holiday season!  There's nothing better than the twinkle of Christmas lights, the smell of holiday baking and the sights & sounds of the season!  If you're like me, you love coming home to a decorated house, and with each passing year, I find that the old adage "simple is better" really is true.  From simple garland of greenery on the fireplace, to festive seasonal throw pillows on the couch to holiday linens adorning the table at every meal, these little touches easily bring the holiday spirit into your home.

    Extend the warmth into the bedroom with our Kent Quilted Bedding Collection.  Crimson chambray serves as a festive background upon which 8-point stars pop.  Add evergreen garlands to the room to bring even more cheer. 

    Kent is available for immediate shipping, and for a limited time, take 10% off your order using coupon code Merry2016.

    Enjoy the holiday season!

    -Jen

    New for December at The BitLoom Co.

    New for December at The BitLoom Co.

    December...the ever-busy (but wonderful!) holiday season is upon us.  Our homes become cozier with holiday decor and lighting, and we want to extend this to our bedrooms as well.  I think you'll love our new quilt collections.  They are an extension of what's so important for us during the holiday season and throughout the year too...a feeling of warmth and tradition and timelessness. 
    Shop our New for December collections here.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderfully joyous December spent with those you love!
    -Jen

    New for November at The BitLoom Co.

    New for November at The BitLoom Co.

     

    Here in Connecticut, there's a chill in the air. Days are shorter, nights are cool. The holidays are right around the corner. We are excited to introduce several new quilt patterns, each with a modern rustic feel.  We've selected these styles for their unique patterns and colors, perfect for your fall and winter bed.  I personally love the traditional feel of a classic red plaid, especially at this time of the year.

    See our newest collections here.

     

    Thanks for stopping by The BitLoom!

    ~Jen

     

     

    Ladies Night Out!

    Ladies Night Out!

    Did you know that "ladies nights" date back 2 centuries?  (Yes, we're talking about quilting!).

    When making a quilt, the top usually was pieced by one person, but the quilting often was done by a group of friends as quilting bees started to become popular around 1800. These parties were an important social activity: all of the stages of a woman’s life--girlhood, marriage, child raising, and death were shared with the women of her community over the quilting frame. Quilting bees were also an excuse to get together, gossip, and socialize (while having something to show for the time spent!). Women would share family news, exchange recipes, give child-rearing tips and all in all support each other. It has been said that next to church going quilting bees were the primary contact for women, when families lived far away from each other, the quilting bee days were a reprieve from isolation. Entire families would travel far to participate in these social events, and the women would sew while the men and children played.These sessions, often spanning the length of an entire day, ended with a supper of roast chicken or turkey. The men usually arrived in time for the feast, after which there followed singing and dancing.